His afflictions had gotten so bad that his right foot and leg had developed gangrene.
Their afflictions by day were bad enough; but these were nothing, compared to their nocturnal visitations.
It is then that tears are dried, and that afflictions and crosses become sweet.
We are also taught to look upon the afflictions of this life as the faithful corrections of a kind and tender Parent.
Yet, these afflictions were not the worst injuries to mar the girl convict's life.
How little one thinks that many trials and afflictions may come upon us any day.
We all have our afflictions, and I suppose we ought to bear them with fortitude.
Even had their zeal been proof to these afflictions, the ministers would have been no match for their astute opponents.
There is one source of great comfort in considering these afflictions.
The series of afflictions which God alleviates is resumed in ver.
common to all (Job 5:7; 14:1; Ps. 34:19); are for the good of men (James 1:2, 3, 12; 2 Cor. 12:7) and the glory of God (2 Cor. 12:7-10; 1 Pet. 4:14), and are to be borne with patience by the Lord's people (Ps. 94:12; Prov. 3:12). They are all directed by God (Lam. 3:33), and will result in the everlasting good of his people (2 Cor. 4:16-18) in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:35-39).